Joseph Rodman Drake

(1795-1820 / United States)

Joseph Rodman Drake Poems

1. Written In A Lady's Album 1/3/2003
2. The National Paintings 4/5/2016
3. Song: Oh The Tear 1/3/2003
4. Song: Tis Not The Beam 1/3/2003
5. Lines To A Lady 5/15/2001
6. Song 5/15/2001
7. Lines To A Lady, On Hearing Her Sing 1/3/2003
8. Song: Oh! Go To Sleep 1/3/2003
9. Sonnet 1/1/2004
10. Lines Written In A Lady's Album 5/15/2001
11. To -- 1/3/2003
12. Lines 5/15/2001
13. Fragment 5/15/2001
14. Tennants Anster Fair 1/1/2004
15. Extracts From Leon. An Unfinished Poem 5/15/2001
16. To Eva 5/15/2001
17. To A Lady With A Withered Violet 5/15/2001
18. To A Friend 5/15/2001
19. Fragments 1/3/2003
20. Hope 5/15/2001
21. Lines Written On Leaving New Rochelle 5/15/2001
22. Niagara 5/15/2001
23. To Sara 5/15/2001
24. To Sarah 1/3/2003
25. The Culprit Fay 5/15/2001
26. The American Flag 5/15/2001
27. Bronx 5/15/2001
Best Poem of Joseph Rodman Drake

Bronx

I SAT me down upon a green bank-side,
Skirting the smooth edge of a gentle river,
Whose waters seemed unwillingly to glide,
Like parting friends who linger while they sever;
Enforced to go, yet seeming still unready,
Backward they wind their way in many a wistful eddy.

Gray o'er my head the yellow-vested willow
Ruffled its hoary top in the fresh breezes,
Glancing in light, like spray on a green billow,
Or the fine frost-work which young winter freezes;
When first his power in infant pastime trying,
Congeals sad autumn's tears on the dead ...

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Niagara

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ROAR, raging torrent! and thou, mighty river,
Pour thy white foam on the valley below;
Frown, ye dark mountains! and shadow for ever
The deep rocky bed where the wild rapids flow.
The green sunny glade, and the smooth flowing fountain,
Brighten the home of the coward and slave;
The flood and the forest, the rock and the mountain,

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